Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Obamacare collapsing

Two years ago I was involved in a back-and-forth over funding for Egypt and the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, being accused by a third party of “...sounding like two adolescents on the playground. If I can’t be quarterback, I’ll take my ball and go home.”

I don’t want to be quarterback. I just bring my ball every day. At that time I wrote “Maybe Mubarak wasn’t the best leader for their country. At least there was peace.” and “Which is better, having hungry people or making them casualties of war?” It’s interesting that after President Obama’s intervention (getting his Muslim Brotherhood buddies in power), the Egyptian people are right back where the protests began. It only took Mohamed Morsi (the victor of their democratic election) one year to morph into a regime so oppressive that the military had to step in and overthrow him.

I was ambivalent about our funding Egypt then, but I opposed sending tanks and fighter jets while Morsi was in power. Obama’s decision to do so may have actually had the unintended consequence of prompting the military, which has generally been the only force of stability in the country, to take action. Hindsight shows that sometimes internal struggles should remain internal.

Morsi ruled in a way that Obama can only salivate over trying to do in this country. Obama doesn’t have the patience to implement socialism by the prescribed long drawn out struggle, but he has succeeded in the illusion that he is unattached to five years of chaos, while managing to “fundamentally transform” our nation into something no-one recognizes and most don’t want.

Case in point: Obamacare. The president told us it would not add one dime to the deficit. Now it is projected to add $6.2 trillion. The original 2,000+-page law has spawned 20,000 pages of regulations so far. Implementation dates are being extended. Insurance companies are being forced to raise rates and drop coverage. Even though his name is in Obamacare, low information voters don’t make the connection.

When mental patients like former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speak on your behalf—“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”—even non-teleprompter gibberish sounds intellectual.

Now that Obamacare is collapsing under its own weight, Democrats like Senator Max Baucus are calling it a “...train wreck...” Pelosi attempted to outdo herself by telling us “...when we celebrate Independence Day we’ll also be observing health independence...” and the law “...captures the spirit of our founders,” citing the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence.

Only in the mind of a progressive/socialist could the words “all men are...endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights...to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...” be distorted as, we don’t care if 75% of you don’t want this, we Democrats know what’s best for you (all of us except the president; he wasn’t a part of it).